Two Churches in Middletown
Middletown, NY
Middletown, NY, was first settled (by a European) in 1744. (To give an sense of timeline, the first Dutch trading post used to trade with Indians was established in New York City, about 70 miles south, in 1614.)

Creation of the Erie Railroad that ran from New York City to Lake Erie (where Niagara Falls empties into) allowed cities along its path to boom. One such city was Middletown which became a village in 1848 and was incorporated as a city in 1888. Establishment of The First Congregational Church in 1785 “marks the beginning of Middletown's existence as a village.” (source:

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The First Congregational Church in Middletown, NY. The building was constructed in 1872. It has the highest spire in Middletown.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Middletown, NY. Unitarian Universalists believe that “Truth is not absolute; it changes over time.” (source: They “do not share a creed; rather, they are unified by their shared search for spiritual growth and by the understanding that an individual’s theology is a result of that search and not obedience to an authoritative requirement.”( John Adams, the second president of the United States, “preferred Unitarian worship services”.(source:
The conservative and liberal churches standing side-by-side in Middletown, NY.
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